Michael Angarano, who soon stars opposite Juno Temple in The Brass Teapot, has signed on for Simon West's Heat, Deadline reports.
Also set to star Jason Statham and Sofia Vergara, the film is a remake of the 1987 feature film that starred Burt Reynolds. Heat is being written by two-time Oscar winner William Goldman, who also wrote the original screenplay of the 1987 version, based on his own novel.
The action-thriller tells the story of a tough recovering gambling addict (Statham) who makes his living providing protection in the rough edges of the gambling world. Statham's character refuses to resort to gunplay, strictly using hand and edged weapon combat. When a dear friend is brutally beaten by a high-rolling mobster, he helps her get her revenge and he ends up in more trouble than he ever imagined.